Barbara Mansilla is a paper sculpture artist that received her MFA degree in Illustration from WCSU & her BFA from Paier College of Art. 




Artist Statement

For me, paper is a fascinating art medium. I like to create whimsical art that captures joy and a sense of wonder. Every new piece I create explores the endless possibilities that paper possesses when it comes to creating rich texture and intricate designs. My goal as an artist is to create artwork that brings out the child within all of us.



Solo Exhibition:

›Barbara Mansilla: Paper Sculpture & Whimsical Design, The Mitchell Library Gallery; New Haven CT, 2015


Group Exhibitions:

›City Wide Open Studios - Dwelling, The Goffe St. Armory; New Haven CT, 2015

›100@100:Off The Wall Fundraiser, The Gallery at The Visual & Performing Arts Center; Danbury CT 2015

›Farm Winery Bistro Show , Charmard Vineyards; Clinton CT 2014

› ASC, Artist Supporting Community Exhibition, Hamden, 2013

› Illumination of Imagination, Ivoryton, 2012

› ASC, Artist Supporting Community Exhibition, New Haven, 2012

› ASC, Artist Supporting Community Exhibition, Hamden, 2011

›Illustration Art Show at WMOA, Rhode Island, 2011

› Western Connecticut State University; Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Painting & Illustration, Danbury, &  New York, 2010

›Under water Theme Mural, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital; Radiology Center, 2008

› Long Wharf Gala an Illumination Affair, New Haven, CT 2007

› Art Space’s 10th Annual City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, 2007

› Ely House Exhibition of Undergraduate College Artwork, New Haven, 2006

› Art Space’s 9th Annual City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven,2006

› Garage Industry Band, New Haven, CT 2005

› Paier College of Art; Student Art Show & Sale, Hamden, 2003 – 2008



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